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PLAINS TWP. —A Harrisburg man is facing nearly 1,000 counts of scattering heroin packets along the North Crossvalley Expressway, state police at Wyoming said.


The docket sheet for Rashawn Collier is 52 pages listing 977 counts each of tampering with evidence and scattering rubbish when state police allege he tossed out 1,028 heroin packets from a vehicle during a pursuit.


Collier, 34 ,and Tasha C. McMurray, 26, of Passaic, N.J., were arrested after their vehicle was stopped near Exit 6 of the North Crossvalley Monday afternoon.


During the pursuit, state police allege Collier tossed large quantities of heroin from the car McMurray was driving.


The incident began when state police identified Collier and McMurray being in possession of heroin at about 4:40 p.m.


McMurray briefly stopped then accelerated north on the crossvalley as Collier discarded heroin out the car window from Exit 1 to Exit 6, where McMurray was forced to stop. Three cruisers were damaged during the pursuit.


Authorities walked along the berm of the crossvalley to retrieve the discarded heroin packets.


State police said the found heroin packets had a street value of $20,560.


Collier was charged with 977 counts each of tampering with evidence and scattering rubbish, and one count each of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, criminal conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of a communication facility, reckless endangerment and causing and risking a catastrophe.


McMurray was charged with three counts each of aggravated assault upon a law enforcement officer, simple assault and reckless endangerment, and one count each of criminal conspiracy to possess with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and numerous traffic violations.


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